As part of the rollout of Robot Mesh Virtual Academy, we are making access to the classroom management features of Robot Mesh Studio available for free. (This will be through the end of the summer, at which point we’ll reassess if we should keep it available.)
You can enter whatever you like for school and class name. When you’re done, you’ll have the teacher page opened with your class:
There are two ways to add students. They can be added individually with the “Add Student” button, or as a batch with the “Import Students from CSV” button. Instructions for how to import students from a .csv file will be shown upon pressing the button, and you will be given an opportunity to choose a .csv file.
On pressing the “Add Student” button, you will be greeted with the following dialog:
An email is not required, but it does allow a student to more easily reset their own password if they forget it. The other fields are required. If the checkbox for “set a new password” is set, the student will be prompted to set a password when they first try to log in with their username, email, or when logging in through your class’ link (more on that later). You can also set a password for your students, either typing in one of your own choice or selecting a combination of symbols:
When logging in through your class link, the students will be shown these same symbols to click on and fill in their password.
Assigning an RMVA Course
Once you have students, click the assign button:
That will bring up the assigning dialog:
Give a name to the assignment, pick which students to give the assignment to (all by default), pick which units the assignment will cover (all by default), then press OK. From there, students can access their assignment through the My Assignments button in the regular project browser menu.